Feeding the world is what we do - how we do it is unique. We are not your textbook consumer packaged goods company. While others are slow to make change happen, we continuously drive both inorganic and organic growth. Our history is evidence of that fact with over 100 years of heritage and growth from brands that transcend generations like Grape Nuts, Honey Bunches of Oats, Fruity Pebbles, Malt-O-Meal, Egg Beaters, Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Bob Evans Farms and more. And our foodservice and ingredient businesses supply other brands, restaurants, stores, and products you love.
Our offices and manufacturing sites are in 60 locations in seven countries, and we have 10,000+ employees. Over the past 10 years, Post has made 20+ acquisitions and reached $6.2 billion in net sales in fiscal 2021. During turbulent times of market uncertainty, the food industry has provided a level of stability unlike other industries.
Post Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Brentwood, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Our casual professional atmosphere encourages team members to collaborate, innovate and support our operating companies. Our passion and drive advance the reputation of our operating companies and brands-together, we make a difference.
The Senior Director, Corporate Events and Communications is responsible for formulating and implementing strategies for internal and external events and communications activities in alignment with overall company strategy and business objectives. The Senior Director, Corporate Events and Communications will play a critical role in developing and executing Post Holdings' communications, events and public relations strategy; creating a full complement of related materials; ensuring consistency and differentiation in our message; and building and maintaining key relationships with media and the community.
The ideal candidate will possess outstanding communication skills and expertise in public and media relations, internal employee communications, community relations, management of charitable giving, corporate branding and identity, and events management. This position will report to the SVP, General Counsel and CAO but will work closely with other functions such as Legal, Finance, Investor Relations, Food Quality/Safety and Human Resources as well as with the Chief Executive Officer and business units to manage and align our external and internal communications.
Strategy LeadershipLead the development of Post Holdings, Inc. (Post) events and communications strategySupport the organization's objectives both locally and internationally while ensuring the tone and strategy is aligned with our vision and business objectivesManage corporate events and communications, including internal, external, executive communications, public/media relations, messaging and corporate eventsEmbed robust analytics and measurement processes into communications and events strategiesAnalyze and share relevant metrics with stakeholders to demonstrate the events and communications strategy's effectiveness while driving ongoing improvementManage one or more direct reports, providing leadership and guidance, developing team members to grow in their capabilities and deliver strategic objectivesCommunications Advisor
Work in close collaboration with a broad range of internal partners including Human Resources, Investor Relations, Legal, Finance, Food Quality/Safety, Information Technology, business units and the executive leadership teamServe as trusted communications advisor to the CEO and other Post executives. Prepare talking points as needed for internal and external communicationsWork with Legal on communications related to litigationCoordinate internal and external communication with operating companiesEvents Management
Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of all corporate events, including leadership meetings and conferencesManage external event resources and firms including coordinating company-wide contracts as applicableEstablish and manage event budgets, ensuring effective resource allocation and cost controlPublic Relations & Media Management
Support Investor Relations materials development (i.e. press releases, scripts, slides, annual report), and other associated investor communications such as websites, print publications, newsletters, filings and online communicationsLead the development and implementation of crisis response communication, if/as needed, from messaging through communication response and media coverage/managementProvide communications support for any M&A-related announcements, including development of strategy and messaging through to document creation/review both internal and externalManage active and reactive PR around company-related news. Work cross-functionally to drive positive media coverage and unique external affairs needs.Manage external communication resources and external public relations firms including coordinating company-wide public relations campaignsManage inquiries from the media, consulting with the executive team on response strategyEstablish and drive Post's social media strategy, execution and engagementDevelop a strategy to leverage awards and conference opportunitiesPrepare senior leadership for participation in external events including talking points, marketing materials etc.Serve as a company spokesperson and provide communications training to Post leadershipInternal Communications & Employment Branding
Manage enterprise-wide internal communications through all channels, including quarterly town hall meetings, company website, leadership meetings, etc.Develop and execute varied and integrated communications products including employee communications, websites, print publications, newsletters, filings and online communicationsPartner internally to communicate regarding food safety and other eventsConvert external communications to internal messaging as neededWork in collaboration with Human Resources to manage Post's employment brand with specific focus on communicating to prospective employees and provide support to current employee communications relating to benefits, employee relations, labor, etc.Community Relations
Assess charitable giving requests with the goal of maximizing the impact of the company's corporate givingEngage and build solid community partnerships by developing programs and partnerships that create brand-lift and opportunities for employee engagementQualifications
Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or related field is required; Graduate degree is preferredExperience
Minimum of 10 years' of accomplished strategic corporate communications experience of increasing scope, preferably in a publicly-traded companyExperience in leading and managing teams through direct reporting and influenceExperience in public relationsExperience in M&A, government-relations and labor-relations environments a plusInternational experience preferredKnowledge and Skills
High level of integrity, confidentiality and professionalismExceptional creative and strategic writingOutstanding storytelling skillsProven experience as a leader in communicating with and building rapport with diverse stakeholdersAbility to create strategic communications plans that tie to business outcomesAbility to handle multiple projects, set priorities and drive results in a fast-paced environmentProficient in software applications such as Microsoft Suite, including advanced skills in PowerPoint